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SEPTEMBER


England Section Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, September 6; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 7; and 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, September 8 at the Boxborough Regency Hotel, 242 Adams Place. Contact: Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, (508) 574-5432. Email: k1twf@arrl.org. Website: www.boxboro.org. Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 146.2), 449.925- (PL 88.5). VE exams, special event station W1N.


CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — The Ozaukee Radio Club will hold its 14th Annual Fall Amateur Radio and Hobby Swapfest from 6 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 7 at the Cedarburg Fireman’s Park, 796 Washington Avenue. Contact: W9IPR (262) 377-6945 or (262) 844-6331. Website: www.ozaukeeradioclub.org.


MENA, ARKANSAS — The 50th Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Arkansas State Convention will be held Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park, 3877 Highway 88 West. Contact: James Carnathan, N5AD, n5ad@att.net. Website: www.menahamfest.net. VE exams.


OKEMOS, MICHIGAN — The Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at the Okemos Conference Center Ballroom, 2187 University Park Drive. Email: hamfest@centralmiarc. com. Website: www.centralmiarc.com/hamfest. Talk-in 145.390 (PL 100). VE exams.


RUSH CITY, MINNESOTA — The East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club will hold the 25th Annual Rush City Radio Rendezvous from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 7 at Rush City High School, 51001 Fairfield Avenue. Website: . Talk-in 145.33- (PL 146.2).


SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY — The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive. Contact: GLHA, P.O. Box 34444, Louisville, KY 40232-4444. Website: http://louisvillehamfest.com. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 79.7) or 443.700 (PL 79.7). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA — The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club will hold its FLEA-ESTA Annual Ham Radio Flea Market from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 7 at the Sarpy County Fair Grounds, 100 Main Street. Email: flea@aksarbenarc. org. Website: www.aksarbenarc.org.


SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY — The Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club will hold its Fall Hamfest from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 7 at The Spring Lake Heights Fire Company No. 1, 700 Sixth Avenue. Contact: Joe Kruszewski, KC2SVS, (732) 618-5328. Email: joekru1@hotmail.com. Talk-in 145.110- (PL 127.3). VE exams.


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The Virginia Beach Hamfest and Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street. Contact: Bill Holland, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chesterfield Lane. Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: wa4eul@arrl.net. Website: www.virginiabeachhamfest.com. Talk-in 146.895 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


WYOMING, MICHIGAN — The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association will hold the GRAHamfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at The Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Avenue, SW. Contact: KC8NKA (616) 531-6218. Website: www.w8dc.org. Talk-in 147.26+ (PL 94.8). VE exams, card checking.


BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association will hold its Swapfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, September 8 at the Unionville Fire Department, 102 Mahood Road. Contact: Joe Sciulli, N3WH, (412) 337-1687. Email: n3whjoe@gmail.com. Website: http://w3udx.org. Talk-in 147.36+. VE exams.


FINDLAY, OHIO — The Findlay Radio Club will hold its 77th Annual Hamfest beginning 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 8 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky Street. Phone: (419) 423-3402. Email: hamfest@findlayradioclub.org. Website: www.findlayradioclub.org.


RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society will hold the Richmond Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 14 at the Madison County Fairgrounds, 3237 Old KY 52. Website: www.ckars.org. Talk-in 145.370 (PL 192.8). VE exams.


ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The 67th Annual W9DXCC DX Convention will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 14 at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main Street. Contact: Larry Greenburg wa9mag@ameritech.net. Website: www.w9dxcc.com. DXCC / WAS / VUCC and CQ Award card checking.

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN — The Adrian Amateur Radio Club will hold its 47th Annual Hamfest and Computer Show beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, September 15 at the Lenawee County Airport, 2651 W. Cadmus Road. Email: cqnu8z@comcast.net. Website: www.w8tqe.com. Talk-in 145.370 (PL 85.4).


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold the Flea at MIT from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 15 at the Parking Garage on the corner of Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: www.swapfest.us. Talk-in 449.725- (PL 114.8).


TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — Special event station W3L will be operating beginning Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 25 to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of saving The Liberty Bell. Frequencies include 14.240, 7.240, 3.840 MHz for SSB; 14.030 and 7.030 MHz for CW; 14.074 and 7.074 MHz for FT8. Website: www.w3l.info.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — The Duke City Hamfest and 2019 ARRL New Mexico State Convention will be held Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22 at the Isleta Resort & Casino Conference Center, 11000 Broadway Boulevard SE. Email: info@dukecityhamfest.org. Website: www.dukecityhamfest.org. VE exams, card checking.

MADISON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Coal Country Amateur Radio Club will hold the 3rd Annual CCARC Hamfest beginning 7 a.m., Saturday, September 21 at the Madison Civic Center, 261 Washington Avenue. Contact: Ken Cregger kdcregger@ gmail.com. Website: www.wv8ccc.org. Talk-in 147.195, 442.550. VE exams.


BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — The Bloomington Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, September 22 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 N. Airport Road. Contact: Jimmy, KC9RPX, (812) 391-2661. Email: kc9rpx@arrl.net. Website: www.bloomingtonhamfest.org. Talk-in 146.643 (PL 136.5). VE exams, fox hunt. announcements


PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest and 2019 ARRL Illinois State Convention from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 21 and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 22 at the Exposition Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Road. Phone: (309) 453-9331. Email: w9uvi@arrl.net. Website: www.w9uvi.org. Talk-in 147.075+ (PL 156.7). VE exams, balloon launch.


UNION GAP, WASHINGTON — The N7YRC Tailgate / Swapmeet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 21 at the Yakima Office of Emergency Management parking lot, 2403 South 18th Street. Contact Rod Rath, KC7VQR, (509) 952- 6077. Email: kc7vqr@arrl.net.


BEREA, OHIO — The Hamfest Association of Cleveland will hold the 2019 Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 22 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road. Phone: (800) CLE-FEST. Website: www.hac.org. Talk-in 146.73, 442.125 (PL 82.5). VE exams, DXCC / VUCC card checking.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs Club and Ham Radio Outlet will hold the HRO Superfest and 2019 ARRL Central Division Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, September 27 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at Ham Radio Outlet Milwaukee, 5710 West Good Hope Road. Contact: Tom Pachner, W9TJP, (414) 358-0333. Email: w9tjp@hamradio.com. Talk-in 145.130- (PL 127.3).


COLOGNE, MINNESOTA — The SMARTS Radio Club will hold SMARTSFEST 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 28 at the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway. Email: contactus@smartsfest.org. Website: www.smartsfest.org. Talk-in 147.165+. VE exams, DXCC / VUCC / WAC / WAS card checking.


HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK — The Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier will hold the 44th Annual Elmira International Hamfest / Computerfest from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at the Chemung County Fairgrounds, 170 Fairview Road. Website: www.arast.info . Talk-in 147.360+, 146.700-. VE exams, bunny hunt.

PAINTSVILLE, KENTUCKY — Amateur Radio Community Services (KY4ARC) will hold the ARCS Annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at the Paintsville Rec Center, 232 Preston Street. Contact: Ron Grossi, N4RLG, (606) 789-7767. Email: n4rlg@arrl.net. Website: http://ky4arc.com. VE exams.


SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — The 43rd Annual Spokane Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Washington State Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday September 28 at University High School, 12420 East 32nd Avenue. Contact: Jake McCarthy, KI7QPJ, (509) 919-7202. Email: jake@mccarthymadhouse.com. Website: www.n7cfo.com. Talk-in 147.38. VE exams, foxhunt.


TUCSON, ARIZONA — The Radio Society of Tucson will hold the Tucson Autumn Hamfest from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, September 28 at the Target north parking lot, 9615 E. Old Spanish Trail. Website: www.k7rst.org. Talk-in 145.250- (PL 156.7). VE exams, card checking.


WEST FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — The Red River Radio Amateurs will hold the RRRA Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Dakota Division Convention from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at the RRV Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Avenue W. Phone: (218) 790-9606. Email: hamfest@rrra.org. Website: http://rrra.org. Talk-in 145.350- (PL 123), 444.875+ (PL 123). VE exams, card checking.


BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold the 2019 Radio Expo from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, September 29 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 9791 IL-76. Phone: (773) 614-4799. Email: wa9orc@gmail.com. Website: www.chicagofmclub. org. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


OCTOBER

ALPENA, MICHIGAN — The Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club will hold Alpena’s 6th Annual Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Alpena Mall, 2380 US-23 South. Email: w1up@thunderbayarc.org. Website: http://thunderbayarc. org.


BELTON, MISSOURI — The Southside Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at Mill Creek Upper Elementary School, 308 South Cleveland Avenue. Contact: Jay Duthler, WØJD, (816) 607-1330. Email: info@southsidearc.net. Website: http://southsidearc.net. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the VetteCity Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the WKU Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road. Contact: Frank Armstrong, KI4HEJ, (270) 781-0349. Email: franarmstrong@insightbb.com. Website: www.vettecityhamfest.com or http://kcarconline. com . Talk-in 147.33 (PL 107.2).


HOLLYWOOD, MARYLAND — The St. Mary’s Co. Amateur Radio Association will hold its 7th Annual TaigateFest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 5 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road (MD RT 235). Contact: Chuck Gantz k3wjx@yahoo.com. Website: www.k3hki.org . VE exams.


LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA — The Lakeside Amateur Radio Club will hold the San Diego Hamfest and Disaster Preparedness from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview Street. Website: www.sdhamfest. org or www.lakesidearrc.org. VE exams, T-hunt.


MONCKS CORNER, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Trident Amateur Radio Club will air special event station, W4D, from 1330- 2200 UTC, Saturday, October 5 at the Old Santee Canal State Park, 900 Stony Landing Drive. Frequencies include 14.320, 14.262, and 7.262 MHz. QSL a SASE and $5 to Trident ARC, Attn: John Satterfield, P.O. Box 60732, North Charleston, SC 29419. Email: w4d@trideenthams.org. Phone: (843) 608-4780. Website: http://tridenthams.org.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The York County Amateur Radio Society will hold its 68th Annual Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at 175 Museum Road. Email: ycars@ycars.org. Website: www.ycars.org. VE exams.


WICHITA, KANSAS — The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Wichita Area Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Riverwalk Church of Christ, 225 N. Waco. Contact: Brice Barley, KKØS, (316) 744-3555 or Steve Periman, NØYYI, (316) 617-1658. Email: wichitaareahamfest2019@gmail.com. Website: www.vcarc.org. Talk-in 146.94-. Free VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 65th Annual BARCfest Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, October 6 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road. Contact: Mike, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: barc70@arrl.net. Website: www.qsl.net/w0dk . VE exams.


WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Columbia Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2019 CARAFest beginning 6 a.m., Sunday, October 6 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road. Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, (410) 977-1249. Email: vendorsales@carafest.org or info@carafest.org. Website: www.carafest.org. VE exams, DX card checking.


WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine Amateur Radio Club and the Washington Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Iowa State Convention from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 6 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds, 101 N. Clay Street. Contact: C. Scott Richardson, NØMRZ, (563) 506-0304. Website: www.waarc.net. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 192.8) or 147.760-. VE exams, card checking.


MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 54th Annual Melbourne Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Florida State Convention from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday, October 11 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 13 at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard. Email: hamfest@pcars.org. Website: http://pcars.org. Talk-in 146.850- . VE exams, DXCC card checking.


LIMA, OHIO — The Northwest Ohio Amateur Radio Club will hold its Fall Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, October 12 at the Rabbit Barn – Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway. Contact: Bob Butlet, KE8BCJ, (419) 230-7977. Email: officerbob28@yahoo.com. Website: www.nwoarc.com. Talk-in 146.670.

MORRILTON, ARKANSAS — The Randy Griffin Memorial Radio Club will hold the K5BOC Memorial HamFest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 12 that Petit Jean Lutheran Camp, 110 Montgomery Trace. Phone: (501) 771-1111 or (501) 626- 6252. Website: http://k5boc.org. VE exams


WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will hold the Winston-Salem Fallfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 12 at the Robinhood Road Baptist Church, 5422 Robinhood Road. Website: http://w4nc.com. Talk-in 145.470 (PL 100).


EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest Chattanooga 2019 and the 2019 ARRL Delta Division Convention Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at the Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. Contact: Gary Ownsby, AK4ZX, gsownsby@w4am.net or Barclay (Mac) Thomas, WT4BT, macthomas@w4am.net. VE exams, DXCC card checking, fox hunts.


SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA — The Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold PACIFICON 2019 and the 2019 ARRL Pacific Division Convention from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive. Website: www.pacificon.org. VE exams, special event station, T-hunt.


GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will hold the 7th Annual Greeneville Hamfest from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the Greene County Fairgrounds – The Commercial Building, 123 Fair Grounds Road. Contact Rodney Webb (423) 235-4351. Email: w4wreares@gmail.com. Talk-in 145.390- (PL 88.5), 147.060+ (PL 123), 443.150+ (PL 100), or 443.200+ (PL 100). VE exams.


MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN — The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council and the Muskegon County RACES will hold the Musekegon Color Tour Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 19 at the Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 E. Apple Avenue. Contact: Jim Duram, (213) 638-7010. Email: mcthamfest@gmail.com. Talk-in 146.82 (PL 94.8).


RICKRREAL, OREGON — The Mid Valley ARES will hold Swap-Tober-Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Don Brusch, K7UN, k7un@swaptoberfest.net.


SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA — The Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2019 Shelbyville Tailgate from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 19 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 500 Frank Street. Website: www.brvarrs.com. Talk-in 145.48 (PL 88.5).


SINTON, TEXAS — The South Texas Hamfest Association will hold the South Texas Hamfest & Electronics Expo 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds-Event Center, 219 W. 5th Street. Website: www.southtexashamfest.org.


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN — The 21st Annual Wisconsin State ARES / RACES Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the McMillan Memorial Library, 490 East Grand Avenue. Website: http://wi-aresraces.org.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold the Flea at MIT from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at the Parking Garage on the corner of Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: www.swapfest.us. Talk-in 449.725- (PL 114.8).


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 37th Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest & Amateur Radio Swap and Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, October 20 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street. Phone: (269) 205-3560. Email: info@kalamazoohamfest. com. Website: http://kalamazoohamfest.com. Talk-in 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams.


SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at the Sellersville Fire House, 50 N. Main Street. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, (215) 622-4344, Fax: (215) 257-0724. Email: wa3ylq@hotmail.com. Website: www.rfhillarc.club. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 131.8). VE exams.


KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club will hold the Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 26 at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Contact: Steve Welton, (314) 941- 8500. Email: slwelton@gmail.com. Website: http://halloweenhamfest.org. Talk-in 147.75- VE exams.


LYNNVILLE, INDIANA — The Tri-State Amateur Radio Society will hold the Southern Indiana Second Annual Hamtober Fest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 26 at the Lynnville Community Center, 416 W. State Road 68. Email: hamfest@w9og.net. Website: http://hamtoberfest.com. Talk-in 146.790 (PL 88.5).


MARICOPA, ARIZONA — The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association will hold COPAFEST 2019 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 26 at The Ultrastar at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road. Website: www.copafest.org. Talk-in 449.125 (PL 136.5), 145.210 (PL 162.2), or 446.300 (PL 100).





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